Updated 1 Jun 2010
WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900
"Ye Olde Hall at Snitterton.
Mr and Mrs Statham of Ye Studio do Wish your Christmas merrie".
Snitterton Hall, Matlock 1911
Snitterton Hall lies about 1 mile down Snitterton Road, due
West of Matlock Bridge. It lies on the border of the Wirksworth
Area, studied on this website. The name "Sinitretone" appears in
the Domesday Book of 1086. The following describes this
Grade I listed building well.
In Snitterton is the beautiful old building of SNITTERTON HALL.
There are various opinions as to who built the Hall, but the
following account would seem the most likely.
The remains of a moat behind the Manor farm must mark the remains
of the medieval residence - the old Manor House - of the Snittertons
and their successors - the Sacheverells up to 1596. It was then sold
to John Shore of Darley for £400, whose family sold to Thomas and
Isaac Smith in 1627; they in turn sold it to John Milward.
It is thought that he built the Hall as we see it today with extensions
added through the years. St.Helen's Church at North Darley houses a
monument to John Milward, his wife and their 11 children. The children
who died in infancy are featured carrying skulls and those who lived
to maturity carry posies. John was a colonel for the King in the
After various owners it was purchased in 1908 by
Colonel B.G.Davie who married the heiress of the Thornhills.
In the 1920s the Bagshawes of Ford were tenants, later
buying it and living there.
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